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A situation, almost a tragedy

March 20, 2019 To the editor: Recently I observed a blatant disregard for safety by two adults and one child. more »»

You can destroy one if you build another…

March 20, 2019 To the editor: It has been a while since there has been a published update on the issue of potentially incorporating Pine Island. There are several valid pros and cons. more »»

Local hero and a working mothers praise

March 20, 2019 To the editor: As a working mother it is hard to balance work and motherhood in a way that makes you feel accurate in either world. more »»

Bumpy ride

March 20, 2019 To the editor: Daylight Savings Time has certainly experienced a bumpy ride. Having started out as an energy saving methodology during the first World War, it has since seen many changes. more »»

Florida’s algae-infested waters

March 20, 2019 To the editor: According to the mainstream news reporting, our governor is in the process of accumulating a very large sum of both federal and state money to combat our problems with red tide and... more »»

Thanks to everyone for wonderful Haesemeyer reception

March 13, 2019 To the editor: Thanks to everyone who helped to make Betsy Haesemeyer's Reception at the Beacon of HOPE a successful event this past week. more »»

Couple thanks family and friends for 60th wedding anniversary celebration

March 13, 2019 To the editor: Thank you to our wonderful family and friends that celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary with us. It was a great day and a wonderful time. more »»

CLT applauds Pine Island community for super successful 2019 Rubber Duck Race

March 13, 2019 To the editor: Wow! Wow! WOW! A rousing round of applause to all the 60+ volunteers who worked so diligently and the 170+ business and individual donors who contributed so generously to make this... more »»

An accident waiting to happen in Cape Coral

March 13, 2019 To the editor: All the lines on Santa Barbara Boulevard North and South have disappeared, especially by Publix and Cape Coral High School. This is an accident waiting to happen. more »»

Guest Comment: FDEP and Cape Coral change course in Chiquita Lock litigation

March 6, 2019 Last Thursday the Florida Department of Environmental Protection [FDEP] and the city of Cape Coral dramatically changed direction in the litigation over the removal of the Chiquita Boat Lock. more »»

Hoping it doesn't rain

March 6, 2019 To the editor: I recently moved here permanently - after spending 6 months here in the winter - for 8 years. I am handicapped with muscular dystrophy, use a mobility scooter and live alone. more »»

Annual BreastFest Walk

March 6, 2019 To the editor: 18 years of raising funds for Breast Cancer Care for Pine Island Residents. 18 years of supporting our fighters and honoring our survivors. 18 years of having fun. more »»

‘The Kids’ to host 70th wedding anniversary celebration for Jim and Naomi Brewer

March 6, 2019 To the editor: “The Kids” would like to announce that “The Folks,” Jim and Naomi Brewer, after nearly 40 years residing in the tropical paradise of St. James City, have returned to central Ohio. more »»

OK, so now what?

March 6, 2019 To the editor: Matlacha is 0002.6 of the land mass in Lee County. Please forgive me if that percentage is inaccurate but the land mass of Matlacha is . more »»

Guest Commentary: Pine Island FISH organization celebrates more than 32 years of island services

February 27, 2019 History: Pine Island FISH (Fellow Islanders Sending Help) was established as a formal organization in January 1987 to provide rides to fellow islanders that did not have any other means of... more »»

Merkel is a friend of the U.S.?

February 27, 2019 To the editor: It’s easy to tell when the politicians are making the field out in back full of horse manure. On the world stage we have Germany’s Merke. more »»

P.S. To the people over 80 that I gave a warning to

February 27, 2019 To the editor: You'll have trouble getting out of your easy chair. I put the cushion off the couch on the easy chair making it higher and it does make it easier to get out of the chair. more »»

Thanks to all who made Parade of Mermaids a huge success

February 27, 2019 To the editor: There are so many people to thank for the success of the 9th Annual Parade of Mermaids on Feb. 9. more »»

Can you hear me now?

February 27, 2019 To the editor: If you have been following The Beacon of HOPE’s efforts on behalf of our local vets, we can report that it is successful, having met with seven vets on the morning of Jan. 10. more »»

Newland family military news

February 27, 2019 To the editor: Its been a proud and long upstanding tradition in our household to announce to the Island the Newlands' achievements in the U.S. Military. more »»



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